West African Examination Council (WAEC) has just released the results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
According to the reports, only 66,496 obtained five credits and above, including Mathematics and English Language, out of the 172,699 candidates, that sat for the exam.
Daily Post reports that the disclosure was made by the head of the examination body, Olu Adenipekun, on Friday, December 16, 2016.
He said, “A total of 66,497 candidates, representing 38.50 per cent, obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.
“The percentage of candidates that obtained five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics in the WASSCE for private candidates in 2014 and 2015, was 29.37 per cent and 20.59 per cent respectively.
“Plans to conduct a second diet of the examination is already at an advanced stage of approval. It may be possible next year.”
Daily Post reports that Adenipekun also revealed that the results of 1,210 out of the 172,699 candidates are still being processed due to errors.
“For the May/June examination, we work with schools and assist them in making sure that the biometric and bio data of the pupils are properly captured and uploaded.
“But with private candidates, they have to access our portal individually and upload their bio data.
“Some of the candidates, out of anxiety, will rush to answer the questions without writing their names and examination numbers.
“We will continue to educate the candidates such that the errors are reduced.”